Hoboken, NJ, train crash kills at least one, injures more than 100
A commuter train collided with a platform in Hoboken, New Jersey, killing at least one person and injuring more than 100 others on Thursday morning. The crash took place just before 9 a.m. ET. Rail and PATH services to Hoboken have been suspended.
Chief Medical Officer Kenneth Garay of the Jersey City Medical Center said at a morning news conference that the hospital was treating more than 50 patients, including three who were in serious condition with orthopedic injuries and deep cut.
Some passengers smashed emergency windows in an attempt to exit the wreckage.
Media outlets, including TV footage and social media posts, showed extensive damage at the station itself, a New Jersey landmark dating back more than 100 years.
An investigation is underway to determine what caused the train to fail to slow down before entering the station, and whether the accident was caused by human error or mechanical failure.
The Federal Railroad Administration, National Transportation Safety Board, and New Jersey State Police have all sent officials to the station to investigate.